Today I got to experiment first-hand -well first arm- with a remedy for Stinging Nettle stings. I was picking raspberries , yum fresh raspberries, and reached across a batch of stinging nettles. I felt the little pokes tingling up my arm turn into a full blown sting! Ouch.
Here’s a picture of what stinging nettles looks like, so you can avoid the sting.
I got stung badly on the bare arm, fingers and leg. The blisters and the itch formed immediately.
It’s called the 7 minute itch. A few ours later it still hurt. What a great opportunity to test out some ‘home’ remedies-
Here’s are some options:
Natural Remedy For Stinging Nettles Stings
1. Apply aloe vera to the rash. Aloe vera is an effective anti-inflammatory, and you should experience some degree of immediate relief.
2. Baking soda and water paste. Using a clean cloth, dab the paste on the sting.
3. Coconut Oil. To help sooth and moisturize.
4. Plaintain. Take a few leaves chew them up and place them on the blisters.
Last but not least here’s the shocker:
Just wash the affected area with water and lather it good with any type of hand soap. Rub thoroughly and rinse. This seems to remove the nettle juice and put an end to the misery!
So I washed up well and I had instant relief!
But the the itch and sting came back. So I went with a mixture of options. I chewed up some plantain and placed in on the blisters. Relief, yes. Next I apple some of my lotion bar and added a layer of coconut oil.
At the end of the day it was worth it….check out what I got from the garden!